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Nikon Coolpix P1 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 8MP 3.5x 4x Jun 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Release Date
One industry award
Solid picture quality
Nice compact size
29 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this camera. Trusted Reviews gave this Nikon digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Photo Radar the average expert rating of this digital camera is 75%.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this low megapixel digital camera rated it as 87%. 100 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 548 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Solid Picture Quality

Seventy customers who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Photo Radar wrote “Solid picture quality” in their review of this digital camera. Photo Radar also wrote “Great image quality Top photo features Accessible wireless technology Lively, realistic colours” in their review. Photo Radar also wrote “Very good image quality” in their review.

Camera is Easy to Use

Fourty-five owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P1 reckoned that it was easy to use. Photo Radar mentioned “Camera is easy to use” and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. About.com mentioned “Nikons greatly anticipated P1 and P2 wireless (wi-fi) digital cameras are easy to use, compact in size”. Normar said on Amazon “Easy to use and takes great pictures”.

Nine customers thought this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Peter rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and he said “Instead of simply toggling macro on/off when you press the button, you instead need to press the macro button then select from an on/off menu, then press OK”. Five years ago Jumeirahjane said in their review of this digital camera “The automatic settings responsive in all light conditions tried so far”. Mr a Trapnell mentioned four years ago “Also its very simple to use and the settings are quick to get used to” in his review of this digital camera.

Seven owners reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Eleven years ago expert website Theglobeandmail.com wrote “Compact yet easy to hold”. Peter mentioned “It's easy to hold and just the right size”. Last year A. Chell said in their review of this digital camera “I've yet to find a set-up I'm fully comfortable with in order to get the absolute best possible results” although they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

One customer wrote that it was easy to handle. S. S. Yuen gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote six years ago “The handling is pleasant and assured, with a DSLR feel”.

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Robust

Eighteen people said in their reviews that it was well made. Expert website About.com said “As the first camera with built in w”. P. Robinson wrote on Amazon “First impressions are of a solid well made product - although not worth what it was originally priced at” in their review of this digital camera. Only Me mentioned “The camera has a really nice, solid feel to it & the screen is really bright” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was good at resisting water ingress. One customer who bought it considered that it was strong and durable. Sho rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix P1 review on Amazon “It also seems to be quite sturdy - I dropped it a few times”.

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Design Maneggevole

Thirteen customers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Nuwan said in their review of this digital camera “Good, Posh looking camera”. Nika mentioned “Beautiful colours and sharp pictures”. Peter wrote “There's the S-series, which is the stylish range” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Three customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was well designed. Photo Radar mentioned “Design maneggevole”. The Lambanana scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “It has exceptional image quality in a compact, portable design” in their review of this digital camera. Remartine said in their review of this digital camera “Clearly, this is not necessarily a fault of the design of the model; it might be an individual problem for this particular product of mine.” nonetheless they only rated it 3 stars out of 5.

Two owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was neat. Crookedmouth wrote “In the box==========The camera comes neatly packaged in a commendably busy little box with a number of accessories”. Helpless wrote “This is a very neat comfortable to hold point”.

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Good Video Capture

Twenty-five customers agreed that the product was good for video recording. Nika mentioned on Amazon “Nice sound of movies too, although when zooming in or out, you can hear the clatter of the lens motor” in their review of this digital camera. Nika also mentioned “The HD movies are great, my friends are amazed by quality of short snaps on holidays” in their review. Lewis Manners mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Really good camera, looks and feels quality, high quality pics and video” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Solid Picture Quality

One hundred and sixteen owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Photo Radar mentioned “Wireless transfer of images to computer or printer” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P1 and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Photo Radar also mentioned “Many customisable image parameters” in their review. Photo Radar also said “Produces high quality images” in their review.

Six owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Five years ago Peter mentioned “This camera offers 16 Megapixels and Full HD video recording”. Gary Bullock scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “If you are happy shooting 28mm equivalent this is a must-have camera”.

Two people who bought the product thought it was good in low light. Helpless gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The CMOS sensor is a little more `high end' and works well, giving very decent low light performance though the bench mark P300 is better” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who purchased it mentioned that it had a good ISO range. John Bean said in his review of this digital camera two years ago “The results are good, very good - even at high ISO” . John Siewruk wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “The S9300 is exactly what I wanted - a good zoom range on a wide-angle lens, close-up capabilities and a decent range of ISO settings” and scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce clear pictures. Rtrois mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon five years ago “Very capable and offers plenty of clarity for spoken words” and gave this digital camera a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Zoom Numrique Actif Dans Les Vidos

Fourty-four people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Photo Radar said “Zoom numrique actif dans les vidos” in their review of this digital camera. Nick said “Great zoom range too” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Peetee mentioned on Amazon “The zoom is excellent with depth of field a fully available feature” but despite that they scored the product 40 out of 100.

Eight people concluded that it had a good autofocus. Five years ago Looby Loo mentioned on Amazon “It starts up quickly, focusses well (there are several autofocus options), has vibration reduction, motion detection”. Steve scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said “Focus is fast and the anti-shake system is foolproof -- this pocketable camera is well built”. S. S. Yuen wrote “I find myself not trusting this camera's focusing ability enough to take it with me on holidays”.

Seven owners concluded that it had a good lens. The Lambanana wrote on Amazon four years ago “It has a fixed 18.5mm lens (equivalent to that of 28 mm lens) with exceptional image quality” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Crookedmouth mentioned five years ago “When the camera is off, this is stowed away and it is quite comical to see the lens magically appear from such a small camera body”. Irene Macdonald wrote in her review of the Nikon Coolpix P1 four years ago “The wide angle lens is brilliant for landscape photographs” .

Two people considered that the product had a good image stabiliser. Levente Csurka wrote “HD video quality is really good, hand stabilizer is good, sound of the camera is bad of course” .

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Good Exposure Control

Three people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P1 had good exposure controls. Five years ago Peter said on Amazon “Exposure compensation is easy to access”. Josie82 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “You can also set the ISO, white balance, autofocus selection, flash mode and exposure control very easily in order to personalise your pictures”.

Good Flash

Twelve people who reviewed it considered that it had a good flash. Nuwan wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “There is one single thing to be aware of which is the flash”. Peetee said on Amazon five years ago “The pop up flash is a great idea BUT” in their review of this digital camera however they only rated it 40 out of 100. Four years ago The Lambanana wrote on Amazon “I took some superb photos without the inbuilt flash which displayed really rich textures” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Thirteen customers reckoned that it had a good screen. Cnet.com said in their Nikon Coolpix P1 review on CNET.com “Digital camera, 8,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color” yet they only scored it 68 out of 100. Lewis Manners scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned “Really clear screen on the back too”. Five years ago Jumeirahjane scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The screen resolution is superior to any others I've seen”.

One customer who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Margaret Joy said “Overall I am very pleased with the camera and appreciate that with a view finder it would be a little larger” .

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Weight & Dimensions

Nice Compact Size

Fifty-six customers thought it was compact. Photo Radar wrote “8-megapixels is a lot of resolution for a compact” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P1. Photo Radar also said “Nice compact size” in their review. Eleven years ago Trustedreviews.com wrote “It's the first digital compact camera to come with wireless LAN, (Wi” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Silver Surfer rated it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon four years ago “As a supplement to my bigger and much heavier cameras this one is ideal as it's small enough to fit in my pocket”. Steve Bowen scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote “Running on 2xAA batteries does mean a slightly bigger and heavier camera.” in his review of this digital camera. V. G. Bianchi mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The only thing is that is a bit heavy” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to carry around. Londonmum mentioned “We would recommend this for a family camera - it's compact, easy to carry and just does the job” in their review of this digital camera. Mr M Baines mentioned on Amazon “It is also light and easy to carry when you are out I wish that it also had the M S A options, with them it would be excellent” in his review of this digital camera.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was a good size. Rtrois wrote “The feel of the camera is solid, nice rubbery texture on the face, nice quiet lense operation and a good size in the hand”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 170 grams, the Coolpix P1 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Features

Lots of Creative Features

Sixteen customers who purchased the product concluded that it had good features. Photo Radar said “Good performance and features” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Photo Radar also said “Lots of creative features” in their review. Peetee mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon does look good and has great features” but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 2 stars out of 5.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix P1 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix P1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Coolpix P1 features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix P1 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners said in their reviews that it was quiet.

One person who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P1 wrote that it was noisy. J. Watson gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on Amazon “The camera feels quite solid for a compact the picture quality is very good although does get a little noisy after iso 400”.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Four people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P1 had gps. S. S. Yuen wrote “I just bought the Nikon Coolpix 9300 thinking it is some sort of a S8200 with 3D, GPS and a better zoom” in their review of this digital camera. A Goundry mentioned on Amazon four years ago “It has a gps which I didn't notice in advertising blurb”. Explorer mentioned “It takes an age to acquire a good enough GPS signal to record the data with the picture.”.

One owner said in their reviews that it had email functionality. Five years ago D. J. Bridge wrote on Amazon “The company even followed up delivery by asking me via email was I happy with the product” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Eight people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. S. Hawthorne wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up, battery was fully charged I put it in” in their review of this digital camera. Andy the Vinyl Addict said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P1 on Amazon “My old cameras (Ricohs) had a far better battery life and never let me down (apart from wearing due to old age)I totally regret buying this camera”. Andy the Vinyl Addict also said “From a full charge it lasts approximately 7-8 hours which is absolutely rubbish” in his review.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was quick to charge. Am wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It's easy enough to charge within a few hours”.

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Bad Environmental Credentials

One owner who bought it said that it was not good in terms of power usage. A R Good wrote on Amazon “Badly let down by very heavy power usage on the battery” and scored this digital camera 40 out of 100.


Support

Manuals and Help Guides Need Improvement

Eight owners concluded that the product did not have good technical guidance. Photo Radar mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Manuals and help guides need improvement”. Peter wrote “There are no manual settings to speak of” however despite that he gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Looby Loo said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P1 “I was a bit worried that there are no manual modes - everything is either automatic or done via "scenes” .


Display

Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 110,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix P1 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 420,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.5 inches, the Coolpix P1 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Battery

Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Coolpix P1 is a digital camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the Coolpix P1.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix P1 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 3.5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix P1 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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